Youri Tielemans admits Leicester exit ‘not out of question’ amid Arsenal interest

Youri Tielemans has raised the possibility of leaving Leicester this summer after admitting he would have to “listen to other opportunities”.

The midfielder has only a year left on his current contract and has attracted interest from Leicester’s Premier League rivals, with The Athletic revealing last month that Arsenal had made him a top target.

Asked about the possibility of a move while on Belgium duty ahead of a Nations League clash with Poland, the playmaker said: “That is not out of the question.

“I feel very good at Leicester, I was welcomed with open arms from day one. I’ll give everything for the club until the last day.

“But of course you have to listen to other opportunities, you have to look at your career, and sometimes you have to make choices. Maybe one will come my way.”

Tielemans, who joined Leicester for an initial £32 million from Monaco in 2019, has been a key member of Brendan Rodgers’ squad and missed only six top-flight games in 2021-22.

But The Athletic reported last month that Leicester had already begun the search for a player who could leave on a free transfer next summer.

Rodgers acknowledged speculation over Tielemans’ future last season, saying in March: “He’s got a big choice to make at some point, Youri.

“But, as I’ve repetitively said, we’ve no concern with his mentality, we’d love him to stay, we want him to stay, he’s been a massive part of my time here.”

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